5 takeaways from a momentous Supreme Court term

President Donald Trump has said he will start interviewing the shortlisted nominees and plans to invite two of them to Bedminster

President Donald Trump has said he will start interviewing the shortlisted nominees and plans to invite two of them to Bedminster

In addition to talking about the Supreme Court, Mr. Trump also told reporters that he planned to discuss a variety of topics - including Syria, Ukraine and elections - with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russian Federation during their inaugural summit meeting next month in Helsinki, Finland.

Trump is moving quickly to fill the vacancy that will be created when Justice Anthony M. Kennedy retires from the court July 31.

Trump responded by saying he assumed overturning Roe would happen "automatically" if he was able to appoint two or three justices to the bench as president. CBS News' Weijia Jiang reports from the White House.

"Outside of war and peace, of course, the most important decision you make is the selection of a Supreme Court judge, if you get it", Trump said.

"We've got great people", Trump said, adding that he doesn't plan on asking candidates whether they support overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark court decision from 1973 that guaranteed women's abortion rights.

Lastly, the adviser said Trump wants his pick to "interpret the Constitution the way the framers meant it to be".

He said he is "very proud" of his successful nomination of conservative Justice Neil M. Gorsuch past year.

From the 25-member shortlist, Trump said Friday he had already narrowed down his choices to "about five" candidates.

"This is a very different Supreme Court discussion because everyone in the Senate who is going to vote on this knows this could change the balance of power".

"Well, that's a big one, and probably not", Trump told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo in an interview scheduled to air Sunday at 10 a.m. on "Sunday Morning Futures". "You know, usually they don't say that".

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